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  • False Stories About ICE Sweeps & Checkpoints Spark Fear In New York’s Immigrant Communities (NYC)

    02/24/2017 7:40:52 AM PST · by RightGeek · 32 replies
    CBS2 NY City ^ | 2/23/17 | CBS2
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump’s tough talk on immigration is reverberating in New York’s melting pot. As CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reports, false stories about widespread immigration sweeps are going viral across social media and creating a climate of fear. It looked like a ghost town inside the Mexican restaurant run by Cesar Rodriguez along Port Richmond Avenue on Staten Island. “It has been very slow,” he said. Rodriguez said his business is down more than 50 percent since bogus reports of widespread Immigration and Customs Enforcement checkpoints at places like subway stations started popping up on social media....
  • Soon: Mayor's Long-Anticipated Meeting with U.S. Attorney's Office (NYC)

    02/24/2017 5:00:21 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    NY1 ^ | 24 Feb 2017 | Courtney Gross
    Soon: Mayor's Long-Anticipated Meeting with U.S. Attorney's Office By NY1 News Friday, February 24, 2017 at 06:29 AM EST NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio's long anticipated meeting with the U.S. Attorney's Office will take place later this morning in Midtown. For the past two days, the mayor has been inside in his attorney’s office for hours at a time, presumably preparing for this interview. Today's meeting comes as the U.S. Attorney’s office potentially wraps up a lengthy investigation into the mayor’s fundraising and campaign activities. De Blasio voluntarily agreed to sit down with federal investigators and he has...
  • Cyrus Vance Talks Sanctuary Cities

    02/23/2017 10:20:30 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 23, 2017 | Gerard Perry
    The man you see (indistinctly) in the photo below is Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., who spoke before a packed crowd at the Women’s National Republican Club last night on a variety of subjects. Although the invitation I responded to billed the evening as a discussion of sanctuary cities, Vance did not address the topic until prompted by an audience member during the question and answer session, approximately 40 minutes or so after he began speaking. I can’t say I was surprised by his reluctance to address the subject, despite its topicality. The New York County District Attorney’s office...
  • Woman kicked out of Lincoln Center for anti-Trump sign

    02/23/2017 6:35:32 AM PST · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/23/2017 | Staff
    <p>A woman is claiming she was barred from attending a performance at New York City’s Lincoln Center because she wouldn’t remove an anti-Trump sign affixed to the back of her jacket.</p> <p>Jenny Heinz, a longtime Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic subscriber, told The New York Times that it happened this month at David Geffen Hall when she went to see the Budapest Festival Orchestra.</p>

    02/22/2017 9:23:33 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    James O’Keefe and Project Veritas are about to strike again. O’Keefe told Sean Hannity that he has “hundreds of hours of tape” that he intends to release tomorrow. The footage apparently comes from the newsroom of a Democratic Party news organization, and was given to O’Keefe by “someone on the inside.”

    02/22/2017 2:55:23 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | February 20, 2017
    The victim, who was using a walker, was at the front counter where he put down a $50 bill. That's when an unidentified woman proceeded to take the money from the counter. The man then tried to get the money back, but the suspect then pushes him away and manages to flee the scene. The individual is described as a female, 40 to 50 years old, and was last seen wearing a black du-rag on her head and all black clothing.
  • Teen charged with lying about being raped by college football players

    02/22/2017 2:53:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/22/17 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Two college football players who were suspended from their team last year and saw their scholarships revoked after rape accusations have been cleared by police after authorities say their accuser recanted her story.Nikki Yovino, 18, of South Setauket, NY, has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in connection to an incident at a Sacred Heart University football party in October, the Connecticut Post reports.(snip)“She admitted that she made up the allegation of sexual assault against (the football players) because it was the first thing that came to mind and she didn’t...
  • In Defiance of Federal Order, NYC Allows Known MS-13 Gang Member to Walk Free from Rikers

    02/22/2017 2:23:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 02/22/2017 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    In a stunning idiotic display of defiance against the federal immigration laws, the city of New York has released a known member of the violent street gang ‘Mara Salvatrucha’ (MS-13), placing innocent citizens at risk instead of simply complying with a ICE petition to hold the prisoner for deportation. The head scratching decision to Estivan Rafael Marques Velasquez left many across the country enraged and comes as part of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Sanctuary City‘ law which promises safe harbor to those that have entered the United States illegally. According to reports, Velasquez was serving time at the Rikers...
  • Sen. Schumer Opposes Trump’s ‘Fake Tears’ Attack: ‘He Doesn’t Know Me’

    02/22/2017 10:58:03 AM PST · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 21, 2017 | Chandler Gill
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) defended himself on Tuesday against President Trump's accusation that Schumer was shedding "fake tears" at a press conference. During an appearance on ABC's "The View," Schumer said Trump doesn't know him, and some topics make him emotional. . . . Who remembers the movie, ‘Free Willy?' When Free Willy escaped, I was taking my daughters to the movie, 8 and 4, and when he escaped I started to cry and they ran out of the theater, they were so embarrassed. Trump’s got it all wrong." Schumer then explained the importance of immigration in...
  • Suspect nabbed in brutal 2005 Brooklyn beheading was in custody for separate murder, cops say

    02/22/2017 10:53:49 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    --SNIP-- Kwauhuru Govan, who was already in custody for another cold-case killing of a Brooklyn teen, refused to leave his holding cell to face murder charges in the slaughter of Rashawn Brazell. In a surreal scene, the 38-year-old suspect was eventually carried into court by a more than dozen uniformed court officers and plainclothes police officers holding different parts of his body. He was sporting a nasty bruise near his right eye. “Is this what America has come to? Is this what President Trump will allow?” Govan shouted in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
  • Malia Obama hits the bar scene in New York

    02/22/2017 6:23:07 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 83 replies
    © 2017 NEW YORK POST HOLDINGS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVE ^ | February 21, 2017 | 8:04pm | Mara Siegler, NEW YORK POST
    The young Obama, 18, has also been spotted at Soho bar the Black Lodge, attending the HBO “Girls” premiere and hitting a Fashion Week afterparty with J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons at Happy Ending. She also recently spent time with the high society crowd in Aspen, Colo.
  • Queens Grandmother Suckerpunched on Street Dies from Injuries

    02/22/2017 4:39:35 AM PST · by csvset · 28 replies
    NY1 ^ | 22 feb 2017 | Ny1
    A 69-year-old Queens woman suckerpunched in a random attack outside a deli last year has died. Eve Gentillon never recovered from the brain injury she suffered when she was attacked back on October 15. Upgraded charges are now expected against her accused attacker. It happened on Sutphin Boulevard near 108th Avenue in Jamaica. A man who police identify as Richard Springer came out of the deli and punched her in the head. Gentillon hit her head on the ground and had to have a piece of her skull removed due to a brain injury. Springer is also accused of assaulting...
  • New York City’s broken windows policing helps Trump deport immigrants, pol says

    The city should stop making arrests for minor offenses like fare beating to avoid setting more people up for deportation, a city lawmaker and legal aid groups said Tuesday. Under President Trump’s new hardline immigration policies, an undocumented immigrant becomes a priority for deportation if charged with any criminal offense. And people who get arrested have their fingerprints sent to the feds. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents have even been waiting outside Manhattan misdemeanor arraignment courts in recent days to nab people after their court appearances, according to New York County Defender Services
  • ‘Sanctuary City’ Law Let Gang Member Walk Free From Rikers

    02/21/2017 8:52:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Daniel Halper, Yoav Gonen and Carl Campanile
    An illegal immigrant gang member from El Salvador was allowed to walk free from Rikers Island under Mayor de Blasio’s “Sanctuary City” law — in defiance of a federal petition to hold him for deportation, officials said Tuesday. “This man is by his own admission a member of a violent street gang and he was released back into the community,” said Thomas Decker, field office director for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in New York. “Honoring a detainer request is not about politics, it is about keeping New York citizens safe.” Estivan Rafael Marques Velasquez, an admitted member...
  • 'Refugees Welcome' banner unfurled on Statue of Liberty

    02/21/2017 3:18:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 2/21/17 |
    LIBERTY ISLAND (WABC) -- A banner reading "Refugees Welcome" was unfurled on the Statue of Liberty Tuesday afternoon. The banner, approximately 20 feet by 3 feet, was spotted on the pedestal just before 1 p.m., affixed by nylon rope to the wall of the public observation deck at the base of the statue. Rangers, alerted to its presence, immediately made their way to the location and conducted an assessment of the banner and how it was attached to the monument.
  • NYC School Teacher Hands Out Anti-Trump Assignment to 6th Graders

    02/20/2017 11:20:00 PM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2.20.2017 | Trey Sanchez
    Adria Zawatsky is a sixth-grade English teacher at Paulo Intermediate School in Staten Island, New York and angered one dad with an assignment that politicized her feelings toward President Donald Trump and Barack Obama. The worksheet asked students to fill in the blank on the following sentences: “8.) President Trump speaks in a very superior and _________ manner insulting many people. He needs to be more ________. “9.) Barack Obama set a ________ when he became the first African American president.”
  • 11-Year-Old Docked Points for Not Bashing Trump

    02/20/2017 5:29:35 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/20/2017 | Tom Knighton
    To say that some people dislike Donald Trump may well be the understatement of the year. It's hard to imagine any duly elected president seeing so many protests in his first two months in office, yet here we are. It's so bad that now an 11-year-old in Annadale, New York, was docked 15 points on a homework assignment because she failed to answer a question demanding students bash Trump: Vincent Ungro, a dad from Annadale, New York, has an 11-year-old daughter who attends I.S. (Intermediate School) 75. She asked him for help with her vocabulary homework last Friday night because...
  • New York attorney general bids to become Trump's No. 1 enemy

    02/20/2017 2:57:52 PM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 20, 2017 | STEVE PEOPLES
    More than most, Eric Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Donald Trump. New York's attorney general was a target of Trump's Twitter feed years before the president's assaults on "Little Marco" Rubio or "Lyin' Ted" Cruz. He was once depicted as a deranged Clockwork Orange character on the cover of a newspaper owned by Trump's son-in-law. And he faced intense anti-Semitic attacks from Trump loyalists on social media that continue even today.
  • In New York, protesters take to the streets to say 'I Am Muslim Too'

    02/20/2017 1:03:00 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 70 replies
    Rediff ^ | Monday, February 20, 2017 | Yoshita Singh, PTI
    Rediff News  All News  » News » In New York, protesters take to the streets to say 'I Am Muslim Too' In New York, protesters take to the streets to say 'I Am Muslim Too' February 20, 2017 13:05 IST 'We will fight hatred with love, we will fight bigotry with inclusivity. And today I am a Muslim too.'New Yorkers by the thousand, representing myriad backgrounds and faiths, converged on Times Square, to let Muslims know their fellow Americans stood by them. Why Trump's immigration ban should worry IndiansFamilies torn apart: Toll of Trump's immigration order IMAGE: People take part...
  • Multiple People Breach TSA Checkpoint Without Screening at JFK: Report

    02/20/2017 12:31:12 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | February 20, 2017 | Breaking 911
    NEW YORK — Nearly a dozen people bypassed security at John F. Kennedy international airport Monday morning. According to the New York Daily News, eleven people walked through the unattended area left unguarded by the TSA.
  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 7:24:49 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/20/17 | Paul Bedard
    Despite media reports of a massive crackdown by President Trump on illegal immigrants, just a tiny percentage of the nearly 1 million on the government's deportation list have been arrested, according to statistics provided to Congress. The 680 seized in recent sweeps by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents represent just .07 percent of the 950,062 with deportation orders as of May 21, 2016. ... There are an estimated 3 million illegal immigrants with criminal records in addition to their illegal status and the administration has said it will make them a priority for removal. The numbers in the ICE...
  • Loud Muslim Call To Prayer In Times Square As Muslims Protest Trump, Shout ‘Allahu Akbar!’

    02/20/2017 5:30:49 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 61 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Feb 19th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Muslims and Muslim sympathizers protested Donald Trump today in New York’s Times Square. Chelsea Clinton boasted about being there with her daughter, Charlotte. Hamas darling, Linda Sarsour was also there spreading hysteria and propaganda about President Donald Trump. In Sarsour’s speech, she reminded people about the executive order that Democratic President FDR passed which put Japanese Americans in internment camps implying that Muslims and minorities could possibly suffer the same fate under a Trump presidency. There was also a loud Arab call to prayer during this protest in NYC. In an Islamic call to prayer (adhan), the Muslim is shouting...
  • Officers Kill Pellet Gun-Wielding Robbery Suspect in Bushwick

    02/19/2017 9:10:39 AM PST · by csvset · 25 replies
    NY1 ^ | 19 feb 2017 | Staff
    Officers Kill Pellet Gun-Wielding Robbery Suspect in Bushwick By NY1 News Updated Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 10:55 AM EST Police responding to a report of an armed robbery at a Brooklyn deli early Sunday morning shot and killed the suspect after he pointed a pellet gun at them. NYPD officials say a 911 call came in shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday reporting an armed robbery at the Garden Deli at the corner of Starr Street and Irving Avenue in Bushwick. Officers arriving on the scene encountered the suspect walking away from the deli, and directed him to stop. Instead...
  • 1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind dead at 78

    02/18/2017 10:27:28 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    A blind Egyptian cleric convicted for his role in the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center in New York has died in a U.S. prison, Reuters reported on Saturday. He was 78. Omar Abdel-Rahman was sentenced to life in prison in 1996 for orchestrating plots to blow up the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels among other New York City landmarks. He was also convicted of the World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000.
  • Congressional Black Caucus Member: Steve Bannon ‘a Stone-Cold Racist’

    02/18/2017 9:28:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has called presidential assistant Steve Bannon a “stone-cold racist.” Jeffries offered that description during an interview with Katy Tur on her MSNBC show yesterday in explaining why it would be “hard” for him to attend a meeting between President Trump and the CBC if Bannon were present. Joy Reid played the Jeffries clip on her MSNBC show this morning during a discussion of a possible meeting between the president and the CBC. April Ryan, the reporter that President Trump had requested, at this week’s press conference, to set up a meeting with the...
  • Nine people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

    02/18/2017 6:38:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/18/17 | Christine Muschi
    Nine asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene. As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the border in Champlain, New York, four adults and four young children fled the cab and ran to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other side. One by one they scrambled across the snowy gully separating the two countries. RCMP officers...
  • Liberal moms reportedly force school to cancel skating party at Trump rink

    02/18/2017 6:06:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/17/17
    An elite Upper East Side private school’s annual ice-skating party at Trump Wollman Rink in Central Park had to be canceled after parents refused to send their kids in protest of the president, sources said. The Parents Association at The Dalton School sent a letter Thursday announcing the “Dalton on Ice” event was scrapped, saying “it would not be financially prudent” because of “significantly lower attendance.” Dalton’s PA president, LaMae DeJongh, declined to comment — but sources said the low attendance was due to rampant anti-Trump sentiment at the elite prep school, which boasts alumni such as CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
  • Judge Orders Mom to Avoid Getting Pregnant

    02/16/2017 11:39:34 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    A mother struggling with drug addiction has been placed under a court order to avoid getting pregnant. The mother, a Rochester, New York, prostitute referred to as Brandy F. in court documents, had already been stripped of custody of her four children. She lost custody based on findings of child neglect. Judge Patricia Gallaher, a Monroe County family court judge, handed down the order requiring that she regain custody of her infant son before conceiving any other children.
  • Hillary takes New York fashion week! ... receiving a standing ovation at Broadway show

    02/16/2017 11:07:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2017 | Regina F. Graham and Hannah Al-othman
    Complete Headline: Hillary takes New York fashion week! Clinton joins Anna Wintour at Oscar de la Renta event after receiving a standing ovation at Broadway show Sporting a pink blazer with bling, Clinton looked upbeat and seemed to be enjoying herself Hillary Clinton joined her longtime friend and celebrity backer Anna Wintour on Thursday for a special USPS Oscar de la Renta Forever Stamp unveiling during the last day of Fashion Week. The former Democratic presidential nominee was all smiles alongside the Vogue Magazine Editor-In-Chief at the ceremony hosted at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall in New York City. Sporting...
  • Tiffany Trump Accepts Whoopi Goldberg’s Invitation to Sit with Her at NYFW [tr]

    02/16/2017 8:27:33 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Stephanie Petit
    Whoopi Goldberg is taking a stand at New York Fashion Week. At the Phillip Plein show on Monday, Tiffany Trump was left sitting alone after several magazine editors moved so they wouldn’t have to be near President Donald Trump‘s daughter * snip * “You know what, Tiffany, I’m supposed to go to a couple more shows. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m coming to sit with you,” the outspoken actress, 61, said
  • The last Howard Johnson’s restaurant is for sale - How HoJo lost its mojo

    02/16/2017 8:07:30 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 64 replies ^ | Feb 16th 2017 | LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK
    “DOES HoJo still serve fried clams?” asked a Howard Johnson’s patron, using the nickname for the restaurant chain. He recently ate there for the first time in nearly 40 years. Back then, “HoJo” could be found on almost every highway and byway and felt as ubiquitous as McDonald’s or Starbucks are today. At its height in the 1970s, Howard Johnson’s had more than 1,000 restaurants and was the biggest food chain in America. Only the army fed more people. Now, only one is left. The last one standing is in Lake George, a summer tourist spot in New York’s Adirondacks....
  • Gov. Cuomo signs bill that blocks NYC disposable bag fee

    ALBANY — New York City shoppers can put away their coin purses if they want to continue to use plastic bags. Gov. Cuomo Tuesday signed a bill to impose a moratorium blocking the city from imposing a controversial 5-cent fee on plastic disposable bags. Cuomo, who released a lengthy statement on the issue, said the city law that was due to go into effect on Wednesday was “deeply flawed” even if the intent to clean up the environment was a good one. The governor said he’s creating a task force to come up with a uniformed statewide plan to deal...
  • Border Patrol rounds up undocumented workers on Grand Island (NY)

    02/15/2017 2:54:26 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | WKBW Staff
    GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WKBW) - U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested at least nine undocumented workers on Grand Island. The suspects were taken into custody at a Rite Aid on Grand Island Boulevard. They were discovered during a routine patrol and are being fingerprinted to determine their identities. The suspects were taken into custody at a Rite Aid on Grand Island Boulevard. They were discovered during a routine patrol and are being fingerprinted to determine their identities. According to agents, one of the men had been deported in 2008 after being convicted of second-degree exploitation of a child in North...
  • Rare disease carried by rats leaves 1 dead, 2 sickened

    02/15/2017 8:13:40 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb 15, 207 | Carl Campanile and Chris Perez
    A rare bacterial disease linked to rats — and normally only seen in animals — has killed one person in the Bronx and left two others fighting for their lives, city officials reported Tuesday. The three cases of leptospirosis were identified within a one-block radius of the Concourse section of the borough over the past two months, the Health Department said. “Human leptospirosis cases are very rare in New York City,” explained Demetre Daskalakis, acting deputy commissioner of the Health Department. “This is the first time a cluster of cases has been identified,” he said. “All three cases had severe...
  • How White Liberals Enable Crime in Black Communities

    02/15/2017 6:35:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 15, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Ordinary black people cannot afford to go along with the liberal agenda that calls for undermining police authority. That agenda makes for more black crime victims.Let’s look at what works and what doesn’t work.In 1990, New York City adopted the practice in which its police officers might stop and question a pedestrian. If there was suspicion, they would frisk the person for weapons and other contraband. This practice, well within the law, is known as a “Terry stop.”After two decades of this proactive police program, New York City’s homicides fell from over 2,200 per year to about 300. Blacks were...
  • Rumor the German Shepherd Wins Best in Show at Westminster

    02/14/2017 10:06:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 14, 2017
    Rumor the German shepherd has become America’s top dog. Cheered loudly all around the ring by a packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, Rumor was picked as best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night. Rumor became just the second German shepherd to win the nation’s most prestigious pooch parade, joining the fittingly named Manhattan in 1987.
  • Purge outdated voter rolls? NYC tried it, with bad results

    02/14/2017 6:13:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 14, 2017 8:56 AM EST | Steve Peoples
    Whether or not you believe that voting fraud is a problem in the U.S., one thing is certain: Tidying up outdated voter rolls is sometimes easier said than done. Just ask election officials in the nation’s largest city. After an independent review found that New York City’s voting lists contained people who were dead or in prison, elections officials began an aggressive purge in 2014 and 2015 that eliminated more than 200,000 supposedly invalid registrations. The result? A record number of complaints during the 2016 presidential primary from legal voters who turned up to cast a ballot, but found that...
  • De Blasio’s carefree spending is coming back to bite him — and NYC

    02/13/2017 8:50:24 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies ^ | 2/12/17 | Post Editorial Board
    Mayor de Blasio’s carefree spending these last three years may be about to bite him (and the city) in the backside — as the local economy seems to be winding down. “Last August I reported the economy had gone from a sprint to a jog,” says city Comptroller Scott Stringer in his latest economic update. Now, it has “slowed to a walk. After years of steady growth, we’re beginning to see real signs of an economic slowdown.” Stringer cited weakening: a yearly rate of 1.8 percent in the last quarter of 2016, down from 2.8 percent the quarter before. Payroll...
  • With UFT endorsement, de Blasio just raised a red flag for Preet Bharara

    02/13/2017 4:33:27 AM PST · by csvset · 1 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10 Feb 2017 | Bob McManus
    Hello? Just as Mayor Bill de Blasio is to meet with federal prosecutors to talk possible pay-to-play with the city’s teachers union, that same union fulsomely endorses the mayor for a second term. Awkward? You might say. Really. Why not take a bright red Sharpie and draw a fat circle around that $350,000 American Federation of Teachers “donation” to de Blasio’s now-defunct-but-certainly-not-forgotten Campaign for One New York slush fund — followed days later by the $9 billion contract the mayor laid on the union’s local affiliate, the United Federation of Teachers.
  • Mayor Addresses Protesters at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Rally in Battery Park

    02/13/2017 3:53:59 AM PST · by csvset · 10 replies
    Ny1 ^ | 12 Feb 2017 | Courtney Gross
    Mayor Addresses Protesters at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Rally in Battery Park By Courtney Gross Updated Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 06:25 PM EST Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed of thousands of protesters today at a rally in lower Manhattan to support refugees. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a Jewish non-profit that aims to protect refugees held the event at Castle Clinton in Battery Park at 11 a.m. Organizers said they were calling on elected officials to keep America's doors open to refugees fleeing violence and persecution. "This is what a fight for conscience looks like," de Blasio said to...
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    02/12/2017 8:34:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies ^ | BY EMMA WHITFORD IN NEWS ON FEB 10, 2017 12:00 PM
    (Snip)in a possible effort to chip away at this number, the New York Times reports that all five borough district attorneys are considering striking thousands of open warrants from the record. The group has reportedly agreed to purge 200,000 warrants that were issued at least 20 years ago, while Acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and Bronx DA Darcel Clark push for a larger purge: all 800,000 warrants written 10 or more years ago.New York immigration attorneys and advocates say these warrants are increasingly dangerous for non-citizens, as one of President Donald Trump's sweeping executive orders targets any non-citizen with an...
  • Two men plead guilty after accusations to set off pressure-cooker bomb in New York City

    02/11/2017 5:22:06 PM PST · by grundle · 43 replies ^ | Feruary 11, 2017 | Katrina Butcher
    <p>NEW YORK – Two New York residents accused of conspiring to support ISIS and plotting to set off a pressure-cooker bomb in the city have pleaded guilty to all charges against them, federal prosecutors and New York City officials said.</p>
  • Principal says Trump presidency is ‘more troubling’ than 9/11

    02/11/2017 1:02:43 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Elizabeth Rosner and Selim Algar
    The principal at a progressive Manhattan private school told parents in an email last week that the Trump presidency was more troubling than Vietnam, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the September 11 attacks and Watergate, The Post has learned. Steve Nelson’s scorching missive managed to roil several parents at the $46,000 per year Calhoun School – no small feat considering the Upper West Side bastion’s blaring liberal bent.
  • De Blasio Compares Cuomo to Trump in Flap Over School Funds

    02/10/2017 7:55:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2017 | Rich Calder
    Mayor Bill de Blasio took a shot a Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, comparing his inability to fulfill a decade-old court order on school funding to President Trump’s court fight over his refugee and immigration ban. “We are still fighting for fairness. We are still fighting for a court decision to be implemented,” said de Blasio on his weekly WNYC radio show, referring to the state Court of Appeals ruling in 2006 that found lawmakers had to spend billions more dollars to ensure all students get an equally good education. “Unfortunately, in some of the budget documents we saw this...
  • Democratic Party Bracing for a Clinton-Kennedy Face Off for NY Senate Seat (Chelsea vs. Caroline)

    02/10/2017 11:06:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 10, 2017 | Chandler Gill
    Democratic party supporters are already looking towards the 2020 election, hoping for a Senate "showdown" between the two former First Daughters Chelsea Clinton and Caroline Kennedy. "And we're told that it's more than just fantasy football for liberals who have nothing else to look forward to," the New York Daily News reported on Friday. Should Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) run for president in 2020, it's rumored that both Clinton and Kennedy would vie for the vacant Senate seat.
  • Entire Homeschooling Family Kidnapped by the State

    02/10/2017 10:24:07 AM PST · by Sopater · 30 replies
    FEE ^ | February 10, 2017 | Brittany Hunter
    Raising children is no walk in the park, but it’s even more difficult when the state dictates what you can and cannot do with your own family. Kiarre Harris is a devoted single mother, trying her hardest to provide her children with the best possible upbringing.Government schooling has been failing children for years.After growing concerned that her children were not receiving an adequate education from the Buffalo public school system in New York State, she made the decision to pull her kids out of their school."I felt that the district was failing my children,” Harris reported.Harris’ feelings are not uncommon...
  • Democratic party supporters bracing for a Chelsea Clinton versus Caroline Kennedy showdown

    02/10/2017 7:57:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 9, 2017 | Staff
    The 2020 election could put the two biggest names in the Democratic Party on a collision course. Democratic bigwigs are already rumbling about a Kennedy vs. Clinton showdown, should Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand set her sights on the White House in 2020. Both contenders would be former First Daughters: Chelsea Clinton and Caroline Kennedy.
  • Sports Writer Who Likened Trump Inauguration to 9/11 Sues After Being Fired

    02/10/2017 7:50:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 2/10/17 | Ronn Blitzer
    A sports writer is suing the New York Post, claiming they illegally terminated him in January after he posted a controversial tweet about President Trump. Bart Hubbuch‘s post, which has since been deleted, said, “12/7/41. 9/11/01. 1/20/17.” Those dates, of course, represent the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the September 11 attacks, and Trump’s inauguration. A week later, Hubbuch was fired, and now he’s suing.The Post had said in a statement, “Mr. Hubbuch has engaged in a pattern of unprofessional conduct and exhibited serious lack of judgment, including most recently showing disrespect for the victims of Pearl Harbor and 9/11.” But Hubbuch’s lawsuit says the...
  • Museum shuts down Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump exhibit

    02/10/2017 6:56:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2017 | Carl Campanile
    A Queens museum said Friday it is shuttering its controversial anti-President Trump exhibit dreamed up by actor Shia LaBeouf, conceding that the installation has become a “flashpoint for violence,” The Post has learned. A webcam mounted on a wall outside Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image — titled “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” — began filming on Inauguration Day, and was to be in place 24/7, for the duration of Trump’s presidency.
  • Cornell Student Assembly Votes Down Resolution for Ideological Diversity in Faculty

    02/10/2017 4:35:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Liberals love diversity, as long as it’s only skin deep. Ideological diversity is a whole different ball game.Casey Breznick reports at the Cornell Review: Cornell Student Assembly Says No to Faculty DiversityThe Student Assembly (SA) struck down a resolution that would have requested for the creation of a committee to “increase and improve faculty ideological diversity” in a 10-11-1 vote on Thursday.SA President Jordan Berger ’17, who can only vote in the event of a tie, provided the necessary thumbs down to the proposed diversity initiative.The resolution, titled “Expanding Ideological Diversity among Faculty Members”, was put forth by SA representative...